The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – 14th February 2021

The Order of Service follows below.

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February 14, 2021 Transfiguration Sunday

We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.


Prelude: He Watching Over IsraelMendelssohn

Welcome

Introit: Christ Upon the Mountain PeakSydney Nicholson, words Brian Wren

Call to Worship

We Sing: All Is Wonder

In this moment, in this place,
All is wonder, all is grace.
In this moment, in this place,
We are one.
(sung three times)

Words © Trisha Watts. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License# A‑604444.

Passing of the Peace

The peace of our God be with you.
And also with you.

Community News and Notices

Children’s Time

Children may go downstairs for Sunday School. Parents, you are welcome to join your child in Sunday School if you feel your child may need your assistance. Alternatively, you may wish for your child to remain with you for the duration of worship. Activity packs are available from the Welcome Desks.

Choral Anthem: Come Down, O Love DivineHilary Tadman Robins

Scripture Reading: Mark 9:2-9

The Gospel of Christ, Light of the World
Thanks be to God.

Sermon

Offering

To give electronically please go to bpuc.org/give

We Sing: We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding

  1. We have come at Christ’s own bidding
    to this high and holy place,
    where we wait with hope and longing
    for some token of God’s grace.
    Here we pray for new assurance
    that our faith is not in vain,
    searching like those first disciples
    for a sign both clear and plain.

  2. Light breaks in upon our darkness,
    splendour bathes the flesh-joined Word,
    Moses and Elijah marvel
    as the heavenly voice is heard.
    Eyes and hearts behold with wonder
    how the law and prophets meet:
    Christ, with garments drenched in brightness,
    stands transfigured and complete.

  3. Strengthened by this glimpse of glory,
    fearful lest our faith decline,
    we like Peter find it tempting
    to remain and build a shrine.
    But true worship gives us courage
    to proclaim what we profess,
    that our daily lives may prove us
    people of the God we bless.

Tune: Hyfrydol, Together in Song 517. Words: Carl P. Daw, Jr. (1944-) © 1988, Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444.

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

And now with the confidence of the children of God, let us pray the prayer Jesus taught us saying…

We Sing: May Our Lives

Chorus:
May our lives and our prayers be one
As our hopes shape the roads we walk on
And when our work and our dreaming’s done
May our lives and our prayers be one.

  1. Within the rhythm of our days
    We take the time to muse and pray
    The fears we face, the tears we taste
    We view in light of holy grace.

    Chorus:
    May our lives and our prayers be one
    As our hopes shape the roads we walk on
    And when our work and our dreaming’s done
    May our lives and our prayers be one.

  2. We name our deepest hopes and dreams
    For those we love and all in need
    We picture how the world could be
    We live the change we want to see.

    Chorus:
    May our lives and our prayers be one
    As our hopes shape the roads we walk on
    And when our work and our dreaming’s done
    May our lives and our prayers be one.


Paul Somerville © 2013. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE. License #A‑604444.

Sending Forth and Benediction

Sung Blessing: Gaelic BlessingJohn Rutter

Postlude: AriosoJS Bach arr Rosemary Nairn


Today we are having our Annual General Meeting following the service. If you prefer not to stay, please leave via the front entrance during the Postlude. Following the AGM, a steward to indicate when it is time to leave. There are sign-up sheets for morning tea at the welcome desk to share coffee in cafés in North Adelaide.

Some of the liturgy in this service is adapted from Words for Worship, published by MediaCom Education – mediacomeducation.org.au


For after the AGM

We Sing: May You Go Well

May you go well into paths still unknown.
May you know peace even when pain and loss abounds.
Blessed be you on the road through your life.
When you’re surprised, may you be bold, creative and wise.
And we pray you will be salt,
you will be light inside this world
in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Dave Brown © 1985 David Brown, 5 Queens Avenue, Ascot Vale Vic 3032. All rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A‑604444.